Blood on the Coal

“The film is important because it highlights the history of mining disasters in Queensland, and also touches on the issues facing mine workers and their families”





Dir:Jeff Bird


This remarkable award winning film traces the history of Australia’s Queensland coal miners and their Union from the darkest days of the 19th century to the daunting industrial, safety and community challenges driven by giant global corporations today. 

It is a story of struggle and survival, of courage and determination, of tragedy and triumph and of never giving up, even in the face of the most daunting challenges. 

The stories in the film are told with compelling honesty, humour and wit by miners and their communities who survive in one of the world’s most hazardous industries – coal mining. 


Narrated by Jack Thompson


Piers Grove, Paddy Gorman, Xanon Murphy, Sofia Madden, Kim Smyth, Simon Smith, John Roy, Mark Atken Ase

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